20 février 2019

A rare enameled octagonal stand, North India, Mughal period, early 18th century

Lot 1106. A rare enameled octagonal stand, North India, Mughal period, early 18th century; 10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm.) wide, 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Raised on eight bulb-form legs with spreading feet, the sides flaring to the rim, all richly enameled in green, red, yellow and white with foliate motifs. Provenance: Terence Mcinerney, Fine Arts Ltd., New York, 1 April 1998.The Irving Collection, no. 3866. Note: The enamel pattern and... [Lire la suite]

16 janvier 2019

An unusual rectangular doucai box and cover, Early 18th century

Lot 1706. An unusual rectangular doucai box and cover, Early 18th century; 5 3/8 in. (13.6 cm.) long. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Raised on four short cabriole legs terminating in ruyi head-form feet, painted around the shaped aprons with a lotus scroll, the interior walls of the box painted with the flowers of the four seasons, the cover painted on top with butterflies in flight amidst a fruiting pomegranate tree, above the sides painted... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2018

An important and very rare Beijing glass vase, Qing dynasty, early 18th century

Lot 2934. An important and very rare Beijing glass vase, Qing dynasty, early 18th century; 10 in. (25 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 350,000 - HKD 550,000. Price realised HKD 375,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The vase is elegantly formed with high shoulders that tapers to a sunken base. The translucent glass is decorated with opaque white splashes, below an overlay of blue swirls on the upper neck and encircling the everted mouth rim, box.  Literature: Franz Art, Chinese... [Lire la suite]
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05 août 2018

A white jade 'phoenix' rhyton, Qing dynasaty, early 18th century

Lot 3671. A white jade 'phoenix' rhyton, Qing dynasaty, early 18th century; 16.6 cm., 6 5/8  in. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,440,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the flattened upright body with a band of archaistic kui dragons between rope-twist borders and a key-fret band bordering the mouthrim, all rising above a recumbent phoenix with claws held tightly beneath, its head turned back with its beak open, its tail intricately incised with ruyi-shaped plumage and... [Lire la suite]
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06 mai 2018

A rare blue and white 'Phoenix' jar and cover, Qing dynasty, early 18th century

Lot 132. A rare blue and white 'Phoenix' jar and cover, Qing dynasty, early 18th century; 32.5 cm, 12 3/4  in. Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 GBP. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the rounded sides rising from a slightly spreading foot to a straight rim, painted to the centre in varying tones of cobalt blue, depicting a dense design of phoenix in flight amongst leafy scrolling branches of chrysanthemum, below a band of ruyi at the shoulder and with bands of pendant leaves below the rim and at... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2018

Dutch Delft at Sotheby's London, 01 May 2018

Lot 213. A Dutch Delft blue and white double gourd vase, 1685-1700; 29.5cm., 11 5/8 in. high. Estimate 1,000 — 1,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. painted in Kangxi style with continuous panels of birds perched in flowering branches, the shoulder painted with a band of foliate scrolls reserving cartouches of flowers, blue GK monogram for Gerrit Pietersz Kam of Drie Postelyne Astonne (The Three Porcelain Ash-Barrels) factory, or De Paeuw (The Peacock) factory. ... [Lire la suite]

17 avril 2018

A very rare pair of embroidered gauze military official's rank badges of panthers, buzi, Qing dynasty, early 18th century 

Lot 2152. A very rare pair of embroidered gauze military official's rank badges of panthers, buzi, Qing dynasty, early 18th century; 16 in. (41 cm.) square. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000. Price realised HKD 275,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Made for a sixth rank military official, each is finely embroidered in counted stitch on a dark blue gauze ground with a panther, biao standing between two upright rock formations surrounded by clouds, above... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2018

Brenske Gallery at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018, Stand 20c

John the Baptist, Russia, 17th century, 31 x 26.5 cm. © Brenske Gallery Provenance: private collection, Hamburg. Church Father Basil and St. Basil 'the Fool', Russia, 17th century, 31.5 x 25.5 cm. © Brenske Gallery Provenance: private collection, Hamburg. Holy Trinity, Russia, early 18th century, 31 x 27.5 cm. © Brenske Gallery Provenance: private collection, Munich Brenske Gallery at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018, Stand 20c. Fuerstenrieder Strasse 279ADE-81377... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2017

A blue and white 'sanduo' vase, meiping, Qing dynasty, early 18th century

Lot 214. A blue and white 'sanduo' vase, meiping, Qing dynasty, early 18th century; height 13 3/8 in., 34 cm. Est. 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 60,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. superbly potted, of broad shouldered form with a waisted neck and lipped rim, gently tapering down to the slightly splayed foot, boldly painted in underglaze-blue with the 'Three Abundances' (sanduo), the peach, pomegranate and longan spray borne on undulating leafy stems, framed by friezes of plantain leaves... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2017

A blue-glazed anhua-decorated 'dragon' dish, Qing dynasty, early 18th century

Lot 20. A blue-glazed anhua-decorated 'dragon' dish, Qing dynasty, early 18th century. Diameter 8 1/2  in., 22.7 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot Sold 30,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a flared rim left white, incised to the interior with a central medallion enclosing three stylized ruyi clouds, the cavetto decorated in anhua with two dragons pacing amidst further ruyi clouds, covered overall in a blue glaze, the white... [Lire la suite]